Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Penguins -268, Devils +212; over/under is 0
BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against New Jersey. He currently ranks ninth in the league with 52 points, scoring 18 goals and recording 34 assists.
The Penguins are 29-14-3 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh is fourth in the NHL averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Crosby with 0.8.
The Devils are 14-25-6 in division matchups. New Jersey has surrendered 38 power-play goals, killing 69.8% of opponent chances.
The teams square off for the second straight game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Crosby has 52 total points for the Penguins, 18 goals and 34 assists. Jake Guentzel has eight assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 6-3-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.9 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .876 save percentage.
Devils: 1-9-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, three penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while allowing 4.2 goals per game with an .831 save percentage.
INJURIES: Penguins: Frederick Gaudreau: out (lower body).